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Providing senior in-home care tips and stories for everything related to senior care.

5 Signs that Home Care is No Longer Appropriate

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Your senior loved one wants to stay in their own home as long as possible. Unfortunately, there comes a point when their condition has deteriorated to the point that home care is no longer possible. If your senior loved one is experiencing these signs and symptoms, it's time to start considering other options.

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Managing Alzheimer's: 3 Things Not To Do

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Managing Alzheimer's, whether as a caretaker or as a family member is truly difficult. Navigating the disease and understanding how your loved one is being affected requires a lot of forethought and patience.

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What Every Young Person Should Know About Old People

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

When we're young, although we see older people around us, the thought of us personally getting old seems so foreign. However, like it or not, it will happen one day. In the meantime, we might view older ones in our lives as insignificant. However, to be fair, there are some things every young person should know about old people.

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3 Traits Should That Great Senior Caregivers Must Have

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Are you a senior who needs help around the house? Perhaps you don't have the option of getting family and friends to help. If you're considering hiring a caregiver, there's much to consider in choosing the right person. Not only will a suitable candidate have the appropriate training and knowledge, their qualifications will include fine personality traits. Consider just 3 that are vital.

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Top Common Tech Upgrades That Help Keep Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 20, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Common tech upgrades to a senior's home help make independent living safer and less stressful. With the correct upgrades, a senior's desire to remain living alone no longer has to be a scary proposition. 

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Fun Ways Connect With Mom or Dad When You're Not Near

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 6, 2016 5:30:00 PM

The holidays are often a time when you're with your family. If your mom or dad aren't close and you don't have the ability to travel to be with them, it's important to know about other ways to connect. Here are 4 ways to connect with your loved ones from afar.

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Don't let the holidays disrupt your senior loved one's routine

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 22, 2016 5:30:00 PM

The holidays are here and out-of-town family members and guests will be arriving soon. This will likely interfere with your senior's routine. While some holiday surprises are nice, for a senior with Alzheimer's or dementia the holidays can be more stressful than happy.  What can you as caregiver do to not let the holidays disrupt your senior's routine?

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How to Take a Vacation When you are a Caregiver

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 8, 2016 5:30:00 PM

It's not impossible to take a vacation when you are a primary caregiver. In fact, many experts encourage caregivers to take a much-needed break to rejuvenate. Caregiving is rewarding but also stressful. A vacation offers you the chance to relax and recharge so you can better face any challenges caregiving throws at you.

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5 Ways to Manage Dental Concerns That Come With Aging

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 25, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Unfortunately, seniors are prone to tooth and gum disorders that disrupts their quality of life. Knowing how to manage these 5 dental concerns that come with aging is the best way to keep a senior's oral health in optimum condition.

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Declutter to Reduce Hazards in a Senior's Home

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Oct 4, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Having an abundance of items in a senior's home can make it harder to get around. While getting rid of a few items might be necessary, sometimes the problem is not just the amount of stuff but the way it is arranged.  If you're a caregiver for an aging parent, it's important to take their visual abilities into account.

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